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I would recommend looking for an apprenticeship program that is registered through the USDOL and/or going through the IBEW.

Here's a nice map showing registered apprenticeship opportunities.
http://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/find-opportunities.htm

As Bad mentioned, the best states would be ones where work is steady and pay is good. I'd probably also look for a state that has a strict state-wide licensing requirement for journeyman. I've heard FL doesn't rank well with pay or licensing of j-man.

As far as states recognizing hours earned in a different state... that can get a little complicated, because not all states have the same requirements and documentation needed to obtain a journeyman license. I'm guessing the map you saw probably showed which states have reciprocal licensing for journeyman.
 
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